Even if you never needed orthodontic braces as a child, you might still experience malocclusion (aka, tooth misalignment) in your adult years. Inconsistent force in your bite, an injury to your mouth or jaw, impacted wisdom teeth, and more can force teeth out of alignment, affecting your bite as well as your smile’s appearance. Fortunately, many older teen and adult patients can straighten misaligned teeth without the need for metal braces through the advanced Invisalign® system of clear cosmetic aligners.
The Benefits of Clear Braces
Invisalign® clear braces are a cosmetic solution for crooked teeth that utilizes a series of nearly-invisible aligners, rather than a system of noticeable brackets and wires. The benefits of Invisalign® over conventional braces include;
Appearance – the clear, comfortable acrylic makes the aligners virtually invisible when placed over your teeth.
Comfort – clear aligners fit snugly over your teeth so they don’t move around, and they do not contain jagged components (like brackets and wires) that can irritate your soft oral tissues.
Convenience – because you can remove the aligners temporarily, you can still eat your favorite meals without worrying about debris sticking between your braces.
Hygiene – you can also remove the aligners to brush and floss your teeth more effectively and reduce the risks of cavities or gum disease developing during treatment.
How Invisalign® Works
Like traditional braces, Invisalign® works on the principles of gentle, carefully planned tooth movement. As you progress through the aligners, each successive one will move your teeth closer to their desired positions. The simplicity of Invisalign® treatment means you will not have to visit our office as often as metal braces require, and the aligners will not interrupt or complicate your already busy daily schedule.
Let Clear Braces Make Your Life Easier
If you want to straighten crooked teeth but don’t want to deal with the complications of traditional braces, then find out if Invisalign® clear braces can help make your life easier. To schedule a consultation and examination with Dr. Gregory Okoniewski, call Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.